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‘A Quiet Place’ is full of uproaring twists

‘A Quiet Place’ is full of uproaring twists

By Shaye Holladay McCarthy, Clark Magnet High School

June 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, "A Quiet Place" shows a family working together to survive on an Earth that has been completely overrun by blind predators that are attracted by man-made sounds. The film is tense, suspenseful and intriguing, causing the audience to think ahead and predict...

The Timeless Medium: An Analysis of ‘Infinity Chamber’ and ‘Arrival’

The Timeless Medium: An Analysis of ‘Infinity Chamber’ and ‘Arrival’

By Clayton Keeling, George Ranch High School

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn’t work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order… But now I’m not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they...

Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

By Josh Margherita, Eureka High School

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Well folks, it’s a slow release week for music and with those weeks come my reviews of modern-day classics in which I explain to you why these albums will stand the test of time. For my first modern-day classic, I will be reviewing Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy,” (2017) a deep cut into...

The Psychology of Fear

The Psychology of Fear

By Olivia Sasson, Inglemoor High School

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Despite being universally deemed a negative emotion, fear has an appeal that made the horror movie industry roughly $479 million in 2016. The feeling is a psychological reaction when an animal is faced with threat. It evolved as a survival mechanism, and without it, the human race probably wouldn’t...

Adept adaptors launch new art class

Adept adaptors launch new art class

By Anisa Khatana, Sycamore High School

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“The class has been a passion and interest of mine for several years as I have worked with our unique learners so much in my art courses,” said Mrs. Elise Williams, art teacher of next year’s new art elective. Said elective is a novel course being marketed as Adaptive Art. It is designed...

Anatomy of a teen movie

Anatomy of a teen movie

By Blythe Terry, Starr's Mill High School

April 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The highly anticipated gay teen rom-com “Love, Simon” hit theaters last month. The well-overdue milestone checked a lot of boxes, and the teenage audience has responded to the film with a fairly resounding “finally.” For once, it’s a film that’s pretty hard to critique as fundamentally flawed, ...

Klein Orchestra Gets Storybook Ending

Klein Orchestra Gets Storybook Ending

By Carson Lane, Klein High School

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Think of that movie you saw when you were younger. It was about a young group doing something they loved. They were a group of underdogs who practiced and trained to perform in a competition to do what they were passionate about. Then chaos ensues. The performance is in doubt, but the group manages...

Tadavarthy paints with passion

Tadavarthy paints with passion

By Lucy Sandeen, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Senior Naya Tadavarthy wore bright, magenta-pink lipstick and an artfully vibrant skirt as she sat in the art wing and eagerly sketched her journey through art. “[In] my whole life, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing,” she said. From using markers in preschool, to decorating the...